Kandice Ewing is one wise ‘fisherman’ and obviously a woman who knows.
This author, mental health advocate and post abortion supporter uses the African-American natural hair movement to bring women together and show the love of Christ.
The Church Girlz With Curlz is hosting its third conference and this time it’s all about Freedom.
Free to be you.
Free from guilt.
Free from shame.
Free to be fit.
Free to love God.
And free to have a good time!
This year’s conference has a great lineup of speakers, workshops, musical guests and even includes a hair and fashion runway show along with a Mother’s Day Brunch.
So Why Another Conference?
For the sake of community, shared experiences and appreciation for the hair that grows out of our scalps in all of its kinky, curly, coily wonder. I think the majority of women at some point have a love/hate relationship with their hair but a Black woman’s hair is often seen as a horrible mistake. Something that must be brought into submission in order to fit European styles of beauty. So this conference is a celebration of that kinky, coily, wonder. This event allows you to test new product and see what’s possible. And one vendor, Karess the Stylist, is even offering free styling to the woman who wants to undergo her Big Chop (cutting off all relaxed/processed hair down to her natural roots). Here’s Karess performing a Big Chop at last year’s conference.
What’s In Store This Year?
Yes, there will be opportunities to shop and purchase great products and gifts (it is Mother’s Day weekend) but there will also be great speakers and artists to lift and encourage your spirit. Jessica Holloway will also be presenting on how to get and keep that body right!
Friday Night, 6:30 PM
Tracey Byrd of Broken 2 Beautiful will be sharing and the music that night will be provided by Precious Parks.
Saturday, 11 AM
The one, the only, Leola Anifowoshe, CEO and founder of Nzuri will give a special presentation and the keynote speaker is Ms. Leah Holder of Going Higher Ministries. Music provided by Erica Shaw-Wiley. Jessica presents on this day and will demonstrate, Faith, Fitness and Happiness.
Then there’s the hair and fashion show starting at 4 PM!
Baby! You don’t want to miss this! OMG!
Sunday, 8:30 AM
A special Mother’s Day Brunch catered by Chef Feleshia of Cater2U and conference host, Kandice Ewing will be speaking.
The conference will be held at the Fellowship of Love Church, 10223 Clodine Rd, Richmond, TX 77407.
Tickets are $50 for full three-day pass including Mother’s Day Brunch. Two-day pass is $25 and does not include Mother’s Day Brunch. Join in for one day for just $15; Mother’s Day Brunch not included. Tickets can be purchased online at www.KandiceEwing.com.
Follow the event on social media using the hashtags #CGWC2015 and #FreedomConf2015
Natural hair not required to attend and relaxers are welcome!
Lisa N. Alexander is the author and founder of This Woman Knows and What Million-Dollar Brands Know. She is an award-winning filmmaker, director, producer, and writer and is the owner of PrettyWork Creative.